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Castle (Medieval)

Site Name Helmsdale

Classification Castle (Medieval)

Canmore ID 7453

Site Number ND01NW 37


NGR Description Unlocated

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Kildonan
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Sutherland
  • Former County Sutherland

Archaeology Notes

ND01NW 37 unlocated

See also ND01NW 24.

There was a castle of note on the northern shore of the modern port of Helmsdale, which is probably the castle of Sorline of Mr Collingwood's 'William the Wanderer', also called Surcrin, both words being a corrupt form, it is suggested, of Sir Illigh, the old name of the parish of Kildonan.

J Gray 1922.

This may well be a reference to the broch which formerly stood at ND 0310 1526. (See ND01NW 24).

Visited by OS (N K B) 20 October 1976.


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